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O'Sullivan leads Brecel 6-2 in World snooker quarter-final

O'Sullivan leads Brecel 6-2 in World snooker quarter-final
April 25, 2023 Web Desk

LONDON (AFP) - Title-holder Ronnie O'Sullivan overcame a slow start to secure a 6-2 lead at the end of the first session in his world snooker championship quarter-final against Luca Brecel on Tuesday.

O'Sullivan fell 2-1 behind after an impressive opening by his Belgian opponent but fought back before moving clear with a break of 128 in the sixth frame at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.

The 47-year-old Englishman, bidding to win a modern-day record eighth world title, will need seven more frames when play resumes later Tuesday to book a semi-final with either Anthony McGill or Si Jiahui.